June 23, 2015

Class Notes—1970s

Class Notes—1970s


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 25−28, 2015


Class Correspondents: Beth Knudsen, Bob Oleson, and Ronald Gaither notes@lclark.edu


Class Correspondent: Becky Dimond notes@lclark.edu


Class Correspondent: Merrilee MacLean notes@lclark.edu


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 25−28, 2015

Class Correspondent: Susan Bennett Olson notes@lclark.edu

Hiroshi Numata BS welcomed his first grandson on January 10, 2015.

Joan Williams BA, after 32 years of working as a developmental and school psychologist, now devotes her full energies to Mundo Exchange, an NGO operating in northwest Guatemala and northeast Thailand. She lives most of the year in Thailand and visits Guatemala as often as she can. Williams partners with local NGOs, working on locally sustainable social service projects. She invites international volunteers to join her in making life a bit better for those who often lack basic resources: “Very sanook [fun] as we say here in Thailand.


Linda Austin BA received one of two 2014 Performing Arts Fellowships from the Regional Arts & Culture Council, based in Portland. Austin, cofounder and director of Performance Works NorthWest in Portland, has been making dance and performance since 1983, often with strong visual elements and original music. She plans to use the $20,000 RACC fellowship to revisit a past work, Three Trick Pony, as well as create a new piece, (Un)Made.


Susan Feibelman BS completed her doctorate in leadership and organization in education in May 2013 and welcomed her first grandchild into the world in October 2014.

Tom Sand JD, a litigation partner at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, was inducted as a fellow into the American College of Trial Lawyers.


Philip Berkowitz JD, a shareholder in the New York City office of Littler, has been appointed 2014–15 vice chair of the International Employment Law Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law. He is also the U.S. practice cochair of Littler’s international employment law practice group.

Julia Duin BA has been named the Snedden Chair (an endowed chair given to distinguished journalists) in the journalism department of the University of Alaska at Fairbanks for the 2014–15 academic year. Duin earned an MA (her second) in journalism this past December at the University of Memphis.


Class Correspondent: Maggie Englund notes@lclark.edu

Ronda Sandquist JD, a shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, was appointed to the board of directors of Sense of Security, an organization that works to enhance the quality of life and financial security of Colorado breast cancer patients in treatment. Sandquist will provide strategic direction to raise awareness of the nonprofit and increase the number of grantees it serves. Before joining the board, she worked with Sense of Security to develop its premier fundraising event, Champagne & Diamonds.